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It's clear that my hot key is enabled and I even reset it to command-` (tilde key), but it doesn't work. Any ideas why?

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I'm assuming you reset the keyboard shortcut under System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Keyboard Shortcuts. Is this correct? What did you set it to and what are you expecting it to do--the default "move to next application window"? – ephsmith Jun 26 '12 at 3:24
Yes to everything. – Doug Jun 26 '12 at 18:02
Okay. One more question: Did you happen to set assign this keyboard shortcut to something else somewhere along the way? – ephsmith Jun 26 '12 at 20:00
Are you using Witch, Butler, Alfred, Launchbar, Quicksilver, FastScripts, TextExpander, or any other practically invisible background program that supports triggering program functionality using hotkeys? Does it work when you quit these programs? – Daniel Beck Jun 26 '12 at 20:23
Did you resolve this issue. I am seeing the same behavior , it did not work even after quitting launchbar and other such programs and reset all shortcuts to defaults – harijay Oct 20 '12 at 16:13

A sure fire way to get that working again (barring something strange) is to restore the default keyboard shortcuts.

Visit System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Keyboard Shortcuts and smack the "Restore Defaults" button.

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